Ramblers get into the Olympic spirit

The Wyre Forest Ramblers went on a walk around Much Wenlock, a town with close connections to the modern Olympics, on 15 July to celebrate the UK's Olympic year.

The 9-mile walk was organised to coincide with the 126th Wenlock Olympian Games founded by Dr. William Penny Brookes in 1850, which are credited as being an inspiration for Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic movement and founder of the International Olympic Committee.

To honour Much Wenlock’s Olympic heritage the Olympic Flame passed through the Shropshire town on Day 12 of the 70-day torch relay around the UK. One of the London 2012 mascots, Wenlock, is also named after the town.

Wyre Forest Ramblers Olympic walk

The Wyre Forest Ramblers at the memorial to Dr. William Penny Brookes in Much Wenlock